I recently enjoyed the opportunity to create some fresh content for the Southern Trove tourism website, which covers the Huon Valley and D’Entrecasteaux Channel areas, including Bruny Island, south of Hobart.
Bruny Island, just a short drive and a brief ferry trip south from Hobart, feels much more distant in both place and time. This makes for a relaxing adventure, but there is no need to go hungry as you travel around this bountiful island. Artisanal food producers offer a movable feast while there are also plenty of spots to sit and enjoy a casual meal or a la carte service, covered in the post A gourmet guide to Bruny Island.
The Southern Trove lies at the fringe of one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, Tasmania’s South West National Park. Forming a major part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area, the region is remote and with few amenities. This isolation makes it a popular challenge for intrepid hikers, peak baggers, yachties and others looking for hard-core adventure.
Fortunately for the rest of us there are less physically demanding ways to experience the region without compromising on the sense of adventure.
Artists enjoy the lifestyle and connections with nature as well as the sense of community afforded by the Southern Trove region, and these creative people and businesses showcase their work year-round, alongside seasonal special events.
The waterways south of Hobart around Bruny Island and the Huon River offer a labyrinth of sheltered channels, coves and bays, making it a Sunday sailor’s delight. On any weekend there will be a procession of craft heading to and from this area. Vessels range from yachts and pleasure cruisers to fishing tinnies and kayaks.
There is plenty more inspiration and detailed information to help you experience the Huon and Channel region south of Hobart on the Southern Trove website.